AFC Bournemouth vs Peterborough United preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
PETERBOROUGH, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Dominic Solanke of Bournemouth heads just over during the Sky Bet Championship match between Peterborough United and AFC Bournemouth at London Road Stadium on September 29, 2021 in Peterborough, England. (Photo by Robin Jones - AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Bournemouth welcome Peterborough to the Vitality Stadium this Tuesday as the Cherries look to gain promotion to the Premier League, whilst the Posh attempt to remain in the Championship

A shock defeat at Preston North End has stopped Bournemouth from being able to leapfrog Huddersfield Town into the automatic places for now, though the Cherries have four games in hand on the Terriers

Bournemouth will be hoping for no more shocks on Tuesday as they host bottom of the Championship Peterborough United, who are winless in their last 12 league games. 

Peterborough have spent several months inside the relegation zone and are eight points adrift of safety with 12 games left to play. 

Team news

With Nat Phillips, Jaidon Anthony and Ryan Christie returning to the team last time out against Preston, Bournemouth only remain without Robbie Brady, Junior Stanislas and Kieffer Moore through injury now. 

Adam Smith will serve the first of his three-game ban during this fixture after being shown a red card against Preston and Jefferson Lerma will serve his fourth and final match ban following his red card against Birmingham City

Peterborough will be without defender Nathan Thompson who is expected to be out for the rest of the campaign with a shoulder injury. 

Posh goalkeeper Steven Benda pulled out during the warm-up against Huddersfield with illness and is now struggling with a back injury that may rule him out for this game. David Cornell is expected to continue in goal for Peterborough. 

Midfielder Jack Taylor is expected to travel with Peterborough to the match but Joel Randall and Dale Butler are still out with injuries. 

Predicted lineups

Bournemouth: Travers, Zemura, Kelly, Phillips, Laird; Billing, Cook, Cantwell; Anthony, Solanke, Lowe

Peterborough: Cornell, Beevers, Edwards, Knight; Coulson, Grant, Fuchs, Ward; Szmodics, Poku, Jones

Ones to watch

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke has scored in all nine of Bournemouth’s home wins in the Championship and is the divisions joint-second top goalscorer with 20 goals. 

Jack Marriott

Jack Marriott has scored the first goal for Peterborough in two of their last five Championship away games. 

Previous meetings

The last time these two sides met was at the end of September during a stalemate which saw Bournemouth only take one point home after a 0-0 draw. 

How to watch

The match is on Tuesday, March 8, and will kick off at 19:45 GMT. Coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports Football Red Button. 

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